- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Surgery, Surgical Oncology
American Board of Surgery
MD, S.U.N.Y, Buffalo - School of Med & Biomed Science
Residency, General Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology
Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Umut Sarpel is a board certified and fellowship trained Surgical Oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with abdominal tumors, including cancers of the stomach, pancreas, liver, biliary tree, and intestines. Dr. Sarpel's practice includes minimally invasive cancer surgery, and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of carcinomatosis.
Dr. Sarpel's was recently awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute to study disparities in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. She has published several articles in the field of surgical oncology and is the author of chapters in the textbooks "Acute Care Surgery" and "Chassin's Operative Strategy."
The story of Dr. Sarpel and one of her patients was recently featured in the book "Twelve Patients." (http://www.twelvepatients.com/)
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Award for Outstanding Teaching
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Melis M, Marcon F, Masi A, Pinna A, Sarpel U, Miller G, Moore H, Cohen S, Berman R, Pachter HL, Newman E. The safety of a pancreaticoduodenectomy in patients older than 80 years: risk vs. benefits. HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association 2012 Sep; 14(9).
Kalet A, Ellaway RH, Song HS, Nick M, Sarpel U, Hopkins MA, Hill J, Plass JL, Pusic MV. Factors influencing medical student attrition and their implications in a large multi-center randomized education trial. Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice 2012 Aug;.
Huz JI, Melis M, Sarpel U. Spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma is most often associated with tumour hypoxia or a systemic inflammatory response. HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association 2012 Aug; 14(8).
Leng J, Lee T, Sarpel U, Lau J, Li Y, Cheng C, Chang MD, Gany F. Identifying the informational and psychosocial needs of Chinese immigrant cancer patients: a focus group study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2012 Apr;.
Sarpel U, Melis M, Newman E, Pachter HL, Berman RS. The Development of a Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program: a Tale of Three Hospitals. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2012 Apr;.
Lee E, Leon Pachter H, Sarpel U. Hepatic arterial embolization for the treatment of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. International journal of hepatology 2012; 2012.
Wan DW, Tzimas D, Smith JA, Kim S, Araujo J, David R, Lobach I, Sarpel U. Risk factors for early-onset and late-onset hepatocellular carcinoma in Asian immigrants with hepatitis B in the United States. The American journal of gastroenterology 2011 Nov; 106(11).
Melis M, Marcon F, Masi A, Sarpel U, Miller G, Moore H, Cohen S, Berman R, Pachter HL, Newman E. Effect of intra-operative fluid volume on peri-operative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Journal of surgical oncology 2012 Jan; 105(1).
Wich LG, Ma MW, Price LS, Sidash S, Berman RS, Pavlick AC, Miller G, Sarpel U, Goldberg JD, Osman I. Impact of socioeconomic status and sociodemographic factors on melanoma presentation among ethnic minorities. Journal of community health 2011 Jun; 36(3).
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Dr. Sarpel did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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